Tuesday, April 29, 2008


One of my favorite Indian snack. I first learn to make this yummy treats when I was in Home Science class. It is pretty simple to make Vadai. Here are the ingredients:


200g dhall (lentils)
a bit of water
1/4 tsp cumin
1 green chili-finely sliced
1 red chili - finely sliced
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1 sprig curry leaves, finely chopped
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp rice flour

1. Wash and soak dhall overnight. Drain well, then put into a blender. Add water and process until dhall is coarsely blended.
2. Combined all the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Heat oil for deep-frying.
3. Wet your hands and take a spoonful of dhall mixture, place the mixture on the palm of your hand. Make into a round then flatten slightly.
4. Drop into the hot oil. repeat until all the dough is used up. Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.

Note : Vadai is best eaten hot.


Big Boys Oven said...

walio! this babe can really cook! Malay, chinese and now indian delicate! such an honor to be a friend of yours!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks good but I haven't taken a liking to vadai yet.

p/s Love the tool you used to make the lattice pattern on your pie.

Cat Cat said...

When I was a kid, I used to eat vadai alot and it's still my favourite indian snack.. Alamak, where to find dhall, eh..??

Anonymous said...

Kalau chili api lagi sedap ek! Terangkat gitu

tigerfish said...

Wow...home science thought you that. Cool!

We learnt curry puffs, pizza last time :)

Anonymous said...

very crispy looking vadai. I usually order pakoras and vadai as sides from the indian carry out .They only give you a measly four of each.Btw I attempted making casava cake today and somehow the texture turned out a little "mushy" but the taste is there.Would I be pushing my luck by asking if you have recipe(easy)for pakoras.
Rgds Lee

Salt N Turmeric said...

I dont kno much abt indian food but i love love love vadai. didn realise its tht easy to make. thanks for the recipe gert. balik nanti boleh try buat. ;)

Beachlover said...

Vadai!! That my favourite snack!I remember when the kacang putih man come I usually order this snack.I regrat didn't go to Home Science stream class!!

ICook4Fun said...

BBO, it is an honor to be your friend too :)

LCOM, you should get the lattice gadget when you see one. It makes life much easier for us.

Cat, you can get dhall or lentils from the supermarket :)

Ummi, I taruk cili merah and cili hijau so the vadai memang pedas :)

Tigerfish, we were thought how to make kueh, sandwiches and also fried rice. No pizza during our time which was a loooooooooog time ago :)

Ms Lee, Pakoras is like vegetables fritters, right? I do have a recipe in my file so if you want it you can give me your e.mail address and I will send it to you :)

Farina, you pun suka vadai. By the way where are you now. You are not in CA?

Lesley, is not too late to make this :) At the Home Science class we just learn all the basic of cooking and baking :)

Salt N Turmeric said...

Gert, im still in ca. leaving on sunday 7am.

Anonymous said...

Wah Gert u li hai la, vadai also tau buat.

ICook4Fun said...

Farina, Ok. Have a safe trip to VA.

Sue, ha ha can lah..

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Ms Wann I have got most of the Malaysian recipes that I have been looking for quite awhile in her blogg.Thanks so much. Great gonna make my vadai in a mo

ICook4Fun said...

Kitchen Godness, thank you so much for your support. Glad you try out some of the recipes here.